Originally Posted by mirage00
I just connected my ONKYO HT-SR700S to my media center via an optical out cable. I have an ASUS P5AWD-E Premium board with onboard sound. I am running MCE 2005. I have noticed that when I move through the menus on MCE, I seem to get a loud cracking/spitting noise out of the system. At the same time this occurs, I notice the digital signal thats displayed on the onkyo reciever dissapears for a second. Any ideas, why this would happen? Other than this issue the sound system works fine.
Thanks in advance for any comments
Is this onboard ADI Soundmax? The Asus drivers for these are (as bulls points out) erm bull.
I originally gave up on my P5 board's onboard audio under XP although oddly enough it was always OK under Vista. However a few weeks ago I decided to have another try as I wanted to use the optical (TOSLINK) port for something.
Anyway, after some rigerous testing I discovered that it was the DTS Connect features which were causing the problems you mention as well as (for some weird reason) random lockups. I eventually found that the "SoundMAX_Audio_v6106260" drivers (available from the Asus Website) fixed the issues although they don't include the DTS components. Oh well, at least it half works.
As well as the DTS issues I also read that Asus messed up the filters creating overly high output at some frequencies. Again, I think the drivers I mentioned above should help with this. You should be able to see if this is a problem for you as I think it only effected "processed" audio not bitstream.
Hope this helps.